Diamonds

PATERSON, Vicky

Published by London, Natural History Museum, 2005.
ISBN 10: 0643092021 / ISBN 13: 9780643092020
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Hardcover, 8vo., square shape, fine condition in like dustjacket, colour plates throughout, index, 112pp. Book to accompany a Natural History Museum exhibition. Bookseller Inventory #

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A beautiful look at the world's most alluring gem.

With images as fabulous as their highly prized subject, Diamonds is about the science and glamour of this magnificent gemstone.

The book takes a look at why we desire diamonds, where their characteristic fire comes from and why they are seen as the ultimate symbol of love. Known in pop culture today as bling, diamonds play a role in fashion and celebrity as well as jewelry. Also revealed are some of the amazing properties of diamonds that make it a vital material for modern technology and medicine as well as a "girl's best friend".

Filled with color photographs throughout, Diamonds features six chapters:

  • Desire: why diamonds are so highly valued and their properties
  • The Hunt: the diamond rushes
  • The Cut: how the rocks are transformed into jewels
  • Fame: some famous diamonds and their legends
  • The Extreme: hardness, transparency, conductivity, durability
  • Design: jewelry, antique and modern, on clothing and in film.

Designed for the luxury-lover or the mineral collector, Diamonds is sure to please.

About the Author:

Vicky Paterson is a writer and editor for the Natural History Museum in London, England, which held a major diamond exhibition in 2005.

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Title: Diamonds
Publisher: London, Natural History Museum, 2005.

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